The coup leaders in power in Guinea have announced the opening from Tuesday (September 14) of a series of meetings to prepare for the formation of a government.
These meetings, announced Saturday evening by the military on national television, are part of the “concertation” promised to set the lines of a political transition and form a government.
The soldiers, led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, will receive the heads of political parties on Tuesday, then those of religious denominations; on Wednesday civil society organizations, then diplomatic representations; Thursday the bosses of mining companies established in Guinea, then the employers’ organizations; banks and unions on Friday indicate the press releases read on television.
The coup raised the price of aluminum to its highest level in years on the markets – Guinea is one of the world’s leading producers of bauxite, the main ore for aluminum production – and the The junta worked to reassure the country’s partners of the continuation of activities and of the respect of the commitments made.
The soldiers who deposed President Alpha Condé on September 5 will open this consultation while ECOWAS must again decide on the follow-up to be given to the putsch.
The West African organization demands an “immediate return to constitutional order” and has suspended Guinea from its decision-making bodies.
It must now consider the report of a mission dispatched to the country on Friday, before deciding on any further measures.
“Any manifestation of joy” prohibited
If the fall of Alpha Condé was greeted by scenes of jubilation, the military committee now at the head of the country announced on Saturday evening the ban on any demonstration of support.
Colonel Doumbouya thanked Guineans for their “massive adherence to his vision expressed through scenes of joy across the country.
However, the chairman (of the committee) prohibits any manifestation of joy of any kind, “according to another statement read on television.
The junta also announced the provision of a toll-free number to denounce any abuse by the security forces. Abuses of the latter are constantly denounced by human rights defenders.